St. Pete woman wants to thank helper after crash

Posted at 11:25 PM, Jan 05, 2016
and last updated 2016-01-05 23:26:26-05

A St. Petersburg woman is searching for the Good Samaritan who stayed by her side after an accident along the Howard Frankland Bridge.

The crash happened Sunday afternoon. Morgan Parks was driving back from Tampa.

“Everybody had seen him cutting through. A couple (of) people said they saw the brake lights and saw what was about to happen,” Parks said.

The Florida Highway Patrol investigated. If anyone was a witness to the crash, they are urged to contact FHP. If they know the identity of the driver of the Silver Dodge Ram pickup truck that contributed to the crash, FHP said to contact them.

Parks was in the other car. She hit the median along the Howard Frankland Bridge. She said her SUV rolled more than once.

“The seatbelt definitely saved my life. When I was turning, it was like being inside of a snow globe. There was glass going everywhere; everything was flying,” Parks said.

Parks said she blacked out, but woke up after hearing a woman’s voice.

“All I heard was, ‘You’re going to be okay... Everything’s going to be alright,'” Parks said.

Parks said the mysterious woman helped her out of the car.

“She came over and pulled on the door while I pushed on it, and then she helped me from the car. When she brought me over, I kind of collapsed on the ground,” Parks said.

Parks suffered a concussion. She has three staples in her head and bruises on her body. She said it made her feel better knowing someone stayed with her until help arrived.

“Just having her there and somebody telling me it’s okay and holding my hand, and just in that moment, you’re so frightened and you don’t’ know anything. It’s nice to have one person that’s warm and comforting,” Parks said.

Parks wants the woman to know how much her kindness meant to her. She would like to thank her in person. She said she only knows the woman is an RN and was in town visiting from Minnesota.

“Even if I don’t get to see her again, I can only pray that she gets to see this and know what a difference she made that day to me,” Parks said.